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  • Monstrous gray rocks jutted up from the earth and found themselves entwined with honeysuckle and briar vines.

  • That storm is monstrous!

  • Despite his monstrous habits of shredding anything in his path, he had a sense of honor more deeply ingrained than she'd ever suspected.

  • And if there were more of those monstrous spiders on board, she probably did not want to wander around opening doors at random.

  • Lori always did have a way with Josh, even back when they were kids and she had a monstrous crush on him.

  • After a series of phone calls to Denver and some monstrous lies, Dean managed to finagle a slot on the bike tour, not an easy accomplishment given the short time before the popular event.

  • Its colours are beautiful, pink and red with a silvery gloss; but the male as it grows old takes on a singular deformity of the head, with a swelling in the shape of a monstrous human-like nose.

  • B, Monstrous leaf with spoon-shaped depression.

  • Comparison with monstrous forms shows that the pitcher of Cephalotus arises by a calceolate pouching from the upper surface of the ordinary spathulate leaves, the lid here arising from the proximal side of the pitcher-orifice.

  • Useful and suggestive as they often are, teratological facts played, at one time, too large a part in the framing of morphological theories; for it was thought that the monstrous form gave a clue to the essential nature of the organ assuming it.

  • for regarding the monstrous form as necessarily primitive or ancestral, nor even as a stage in the ontogeny of the organ.

  • The nephilim were a monstrous brood begotten of the intercourse of the supernatural beings called " sons of God " with the women of earth.

  • The " economic man " has, on the other hand, been succeeded by another creation almost as monstrous, if his lineaments are to be supposed to be those of the ordinary individual - a man, that is, who regulates his life in accordance with Gossen's Law of Satiety, and whose main passion is to discover a money measure of his motives.

  • The festival was, in fact, too popular to succumb to these efforts, and it survived throughout Europe till the Reformation, and even later in France; for in 1645 Mathurin de Neure complains in a letter to Pierre Gassendi of the monstrous fooleries which yearly on Innocents' Day took place in the monastery of the Cordeliers at Antibes.

  • He seems to have been guilty of various offences and to have got off with short terms of imprisonment by bribery; but the monstrous cruelty which popular tradition has attributed to him is purely legendary.

  • Again, the appeal to " God's judgment " in the trial by battle in Lohengrin is a subject of which no earlier librettist could have made more than a plausible mess - which is the best that can be said for the music as music. But as dramatist Wagner compels our respect for the power that without gloss or apology brings before us the king, a model of royal fair-mindedness and good-nature, acquiescing in Telramund's monstrous claim to accuse Elsa without evidence, simply because it is a hard and self-evident fact that the persons of the drama live in an age in which such claims seemed reasonable.

  • Not very long after the disappearance of serfdom in the most advanced communities comes into sight the new system of colonial slavery, which, instead of being the spontaneous outgrowth of social necessities and subserving a temporary need of human development, was politically as well as morally a monstrous aberration.

  • We have seen that the last vestiges of the monstrous anomaly of modern colonial slavery are disappearing from all civilized states and their foreign possessions.

  • These figures were monstrous and incredible.'

  • In old males the eyes are overhung by a beetling penthouse of bone, the hinder half of the middle line of the skull bears a wall-like bony ridge for the attachment of the powerful jaw-muscles, and the tusks, or canines, are of monstrous size, recalling those of a carnivorous animal.

  • All the wild beasts and monstrous creatures commemorated in current legend were to be found in his dominions, as well as all the wild and eccentric races of men of whom strange stories were told, including those unclean nations whom Alexander Magnus walled up among the mountains of the north, and who were to come forth at the latter day - and so were the Amazons and the Bragmans.

  • His dominions contained the monstrous ants that dug gold and the fish that gave the purple; they produced all manner of precious stones and all the famous aromatics.

  • Henry's next move was to bring a monstrous charge against the clergy, accusing them of having violated the ancient laws of praemunire in submitting to the authority of papal legates (although he himself had ratified the appoint m ent of Wolsey as legate a latere).

  • The Spaniards, with monstrous fatuity, refused to make use of the superb waterways provided by the Parana and Paraguay, and endeavoured to stifle all trade.

  • On the 30th of January Bismarck took the opportunity of inveighing against the formation of the sectarian Centrum as being " one of the most monstrous phenomena in the world of politics," and he left no room for doubt in the minds of his hearers that he regarded the leadership of Windthorst as constituting, in his eyes, a peril to the national unity.

  • He regarded the monstrous system of misrule for which they were primarily responsible with indignation, made no secret of his sentiments, and soon gathered round him a band of young officers of strong royalist proclivities, whom he formed into a club, the so-called Svenska Botten (Sweden's groundwork).

  • The monstrous serrated bill that so many toucans possess was by G.

  • down as fast as they grew, but that changed conditions of life have rendered them unnecessary, and they now develop into a monstrous form, just as the incisors of the beaver and rabbit will go on growing if the opposite teeth do not wear them away.

  • Property was to belong to him who most wanted it; accumulated property was a monstrous injustice.

  • Hence the monstrous protuberances (Plate IV.

  • A monstrous intrigue was suspected for the alliance of the eastern autocrat with the Jacobinism of all Europe, which would have issued in the substitution of an all-powerful Russia for an all-powerful France.

  • We have unfolded to us the monstrous system by which the governor could fix upon a remote place for the delivery of corn, and so compel the farmer to compound by a payment in money which the orator does not blame, on the ground that it is only proper to allow magistrates to receive corn wherever they wish (ib.

  • The animal attains what in this order is the monstrous size of 9 in.

  • The Swords of the Titans are monstrous blades, eight in number, 50 ft.

  • Before Elizabeth's accession to the English crown, and after the queen mother in Scotland had disappointed his hopes, he had published a treatise against what he called "The Monstrous Regiment (regimen or government) of Women"; though the despotism of that despotic age was scarcely appreciably worse when it happened to be in female hands.

  • - The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women (1558).

  • From another point of view it is a monstrous hoard or cairn of rough-hewn antiquarian learning, now often praised, sometimes quoted from, and never read.

  • The well-known monstrous representation of her, as a figure with many breasts, swathed below the waist in grave-clothes, was probably of late and alien origin.

  • BARGHEST, BARGUEST or Bargest, the name given in the north of England, especially in Yorkshire, to a monstrous goblindog with huge teeth and claws.

  • Jacques decided on the legality of suppressing the order of the Templars, holding that the pope would be serving the best interests of the church by pronouncing its suppression; but he rejected the condemnation of Boniface as a sacrilegious affront to the church and a monstrous abuse of the lay power.

  • Monstrous cones are fairly common; these in some instances lend support to the axillary-bud theory, and it has been said that this theory owes its existence to evidence furnished by abnormal cones.

  • Some monstrous cones lend no support to the axillary-bud theory.

  • xii.) - monstrous serpents with the heads of crocodiles - are natural products of the Egyptian imagination.

  • from the ground; and so named from its resemblance to a monstrous astragalus (die) of about 40 ft.

  • One of the commonest living creatures is a monstrous crab which lives on the coco-nuts; and in some places also there are great colonies of the pomegranate crab.

  • Max Muller says (speaking of the Greeks), " their poets had an instinctive aversion to everything excessive or monstrous, yet they would relate of their gods what would make the most savage of Red Indians creep and shudder " - stories, that is, of the cannibalism of Demeter, of the mutilation of Uranus, the cannibalism of Cronus, who swallowed his own children, and the like.

  • Our first question will be, Is there any stage of human society, and of the human intellect, in which facts that appear to us to be monstrous and irrational are accepted as ordinary occurrences of every day life ?

  • From this period the mixed and monstrous figures, semi-theriomorphic, semianthropomorphic, hawk-headed and ram-headed and jackal-headed gods become common.

  • Among monstrous images of the gods which Pausanias, who saw them, regarded as the oldest idols, were the three-headed Artemis, each head being that of an animal, the Demeter with the horse's head, the Artemis with the fish's tail, the Zeus with three eyes, the ithyphallic Hermes, represented after the fashion of the Priapic figures in paintings on the walls of caves among the Bushmen.

  • Disease and famine; crushing imposts and extortions; official debasement of the currency; bankruptcy; state prisons; religious and political inquisition; suppression of all institutions for the safe-guarding of rights; tyranny by the intendants; royal, feudal and clerical oppression burdening every faculty and every necessary of life; monstrous and incurable luxury; the horrible drama of poison; the twofold adultery of Madame de Montespan; and the narrow bigotry of Madame de Maintenon-~--all concurred to make the end of the reign a sad contrast with the splendour of its beginning.

  • It was from Berlin, on the 21st of November 1806, that he had dated the first decree of a continental blockade, a monstrous conception intended to paralyze his inveterate rival, but which on the con ~ ~ trary caused his own fall by its immoderate extension nen~tai of the empire.

  • In some instances, however, the feet of such polydactyle horses bear little resemblance to those of the extinct Hipparion or Anchitherium, but look rather as if due to that tendency to reduplication of parts which occurs so frequently as a monstrous condition, especially among domesticated animals, and which, whatever its origin, certainly cannot in many instances, as the cases of entire limbs superadded, or of six digits in man, be attributed to reversion.

  • This monstrous impost was permitted to ruin the industry and commerce of the greater part of the kingdom up to the time of the invasion of Napoleon.

  • Monstrous gray rocks jutted up from the earth and found themselves entwined with honeysuckle and briar vines.

  • That storm is monstrous!

  • Despite his monstrous habits of shredding anything in his path, he had a sense of honor more deeply ingrained than she'd ever suspected.

  • And if there were more of those monstrous spiders on board, she probably did not want to wander around opening doors at random.

  • Lori always did have a way with Josh, even back when they were kids and she had a monstrous crush on him.

  • After a series of phone calls to Denver and some monstrous lies, Dean managed to finagle a slot on the bike tour, not an easy accomplishment given the short time before the popular event.

  • You will not see people rushing about in a monstrous rig, all goggles and padding and gadgets like the early aviators.

  • A trumpet blast against the monstrous regiment of fathers!

  • He added: " Anyone of taste will know that the Harley is a monstrous carbuncle to the Triumph's beauty spot, " .

  • chthonic powers may appear to the novices in grotesque, monstrous or beautiful forms.

  • On every continent, the march of progress has engendered monstrous urban conglomerations, vast pools of human misery.

  • It was so ludicrous it made you think of Mel Brooks or Monty Python playing a scene of monstrous king and fawning courtiers.

  • Dali & Crowley were two of a kind, monstrous egos, they have been called.

  • But the Qur'an says: " They denied the truth and uttered a monstrous falsehood against Mary.

  • monstrous carbuncle to the Triumph's beauty spot, " .

  • monstrous regiment of fathers!

  • monstrous tyranny and denies their autonomy.

  • monstrous egos, they have been called.

  • monstrous beasts, native to the planet.

  • Lurid accounts of encounters between humans and crocodiles have fascinated and horrified people over the centuries, and some truly monstrous creatures exist today.

  • The internal family strife in this book is quite monstrous, with brother against brother in a kind of personal one-on-one warfare.

  • Whether such good can come out of so monstrous an evil remains to be seen.

  • This was a vision too monstrous to contemplate, even when alive.

  • I can't quite decide if it is a beauty or simply monstrous.

  • They are inhabited by every conceiveable species of fish from the World and also by fantastic and even monstrous creatures of it's own.

  • The demands of the state budget have become so monstrous that they threaten to devour the peasant with all his land and products.

  • She was very beautiful, a fine thick-lipped specimen while clearly looked monstrous.

  • To many it seemed monstrous that his wife should be arraigned for lapses which appeared less grave than his own.

  • In Sargent's 1889 portrait of Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth, the new queen of Scotland appears physically monstrous.

  • What is at issue is to explain how and why the Kremlin clique could have risked undertaking so monstrous a frame-up.

  • overthrow of this monstrous dictator under terrible conditions.

  • A trumpet blast against the monstrous regiment of fathers!

  • A monstrous giant squid has gone on display at the Natural History Museum in London.

  • But surely this monstrous piece of maritime engineering would be so solid and stable I'd never know we'd left terra firma.

  • tyranny>Monstrous tyrannies have been overthrown, but there is still no food in the shops.

  • Yvain commences his quest by meeting a lady at a fountain, directed there by an incredibly ugly and monstrous Lord of the Animals.

  • Oh, then by day Where wilt one find a cavern dark enough to mask thy monstrous visage?

  • Gently touching on themes of racism and ethnic cleansing, Untold Legends tells the tale of a kingdom overtaken by a monstrous warlord.

  • Frazer both explain Pasiphae's monstrous union as a sacred ceremony (iepos yap,os), at which the queen of Cnossus was wedded to a bull-formed god, just as the wife of the iip X wv lwnXein in Athens was wedded to Dionysus.

  • I Descartes, with an, xnusual fondness for the letter of Scripture, quotes oftener than once in support of this monstrous doctrine the dictum, " the blood is the life "; and he remarks, with some sarcasm possibly, that it is a comfortable theory for the eaters of animal flesh.

  • Its colours are beautiful, pink and red with a silvery gloss; but the male as it grows old takes on a singular deformity of the head, with a swelling in the shape of a monstrous human-like nose.

  • B, Monstrous leaf with spoon-shaped depression.

  • Comparison with monstrous forms shows that the pitcher of Cephalotus arises by a calceolate pouching from the upper surface of the ordinary spathulate leaves, the lid here arising from the proximal side of the pitcher-orifice.

  • Useful and suggestive as they often are, teratological facts played, at one time, too large a part in the framing of morphological theories; for it was thought that the monstrous form gave a clue to the essential nature of the organ assuming it.

  • for regarding the monstrous form as necessarily primitive or ancestral, nor even as a stage in the ontogeny of the organ.

  • Amongst other interesting mammals are four species of the long-haired Colobus monkeys (black, black and white, greenishgrey and reddish-brown); the Potto lemur, fruit bats of large size with monstrous heads (Hypsignathus monstrosus); the brushtailed African porcupine; several very brightly coloured squirrels; the scaly-tailed flying Anomalurus; the common porcupine; the leopard, serval, golden cat (Felix celidogaster) in two varieties, the copper-coloured and the grey, possibly the same animal at different ages; the striped and spotted hyenas (beyond the forest region); two large otters; the tree hyrax, elephant and manati; the red bush pig (Potamochoerus porcus); the West African chevrotain (Dorcatherium); the Senegalese buffalo; Bongo antelope (Boocercus); large yellow-backed duiker (Cephalophus sylvicultrix), black duiker, West African hartebeest (beyond the forest), pygmy antelope (Neotragus); and three species of Manis or pangolin (M.

  • The nephilim were a monstrous brood begotten of the intercourse of the supernatural beings called " sons of God " with the women of earth.

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